By Oregon House Republicans,
House Republicans renew push for fully funded schools, oppose ‘cuts’ budget
Republicans move to send school budget bill back to committee to increase amount
House Republicans made a motion to send the school budget bill back to committee from the floor to increase the amount from $9.3 billion to $9.6 billion before it passes.
House Democrats opposed the motion to fully fund schools.
Republicans have supported school districts’ calls for a fully funded school budget, which education leaders say amounts to $9.6 billion to avoid layoffs and budget cuts. The current proposal is $300,000,000 less than what schools need to operate at full capacity, they say.
“We should not be moving forward with a budget that will harm our kids’ education in the long run,” said House Republican Leader Christine Drazan (R-Canby).
“Schools tell us that $9.6 billion is needed to avoid cuts next year, and we must believe them. Our state has more money than ever, and we’re committed to giving families the choice of in-person learning next fall. This is the wrong time to move forward with a ‘cuts’ budget. Our kids deserve better.”